Linked (Looped) Double Crochet

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Linked (Looped) Double Crochet

This is a really interesting stitch -- you perform a row of double crochets, but the result looks like two rows of single crochet. This is because a horizontal bar is created in the middle of each stitch. To start the row, chain 3 and insert hook into the second chain, yarn over and pull through a loop. Count this loop as the yarn over at the beginning of a regular double crochet stitch, so insert your hook into the next stitch, pull through a loop and finish the dc stitch as you normally would. For the next stitch, insert your hook into that horizontal bar that was created on the prior stitch, yarn over and pull through a loop, then insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through a loop, then yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Update: I have finally posted a video to help learn this stitch! Please go to my YouTube channel at



2/14/2011 10:12:44 PM
Linda said:

I cannot figure this out. Pictures to help show how it's done would be a big help. Does anyone know where I could find any? Thank you Answer: I wish I could add pictures to this site, but here are some links that I hope will help: The You Tube link has a great camera angle (though the crocheter just sort of drops her work and ends the video when her phone rings!), the second link is much more professional but from a bad angle.

10/12/2011 12:38:24 AM
Janice said:

I have the same comment as Linda. Response: Thanks for letting me know. Now that I have my own YouTube channel, I will add a video of my own soon! Please check back in a couple of weeks for a link.


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